Bernardsville Library’s book group, Saturday Samplers, will meet Saturday, December 6 at 3:30 pm to discuss “No One Writes to the Colonel” (1961) by Gabriel García Márquez, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
This novella is a masterly story about life in a decaying tropical town in Colombia and the cycles of hope and despair, tragedy and comedy that grip the inhabitants with the regularity of the rains and the heat that dominate their lives. The Colonel is a Quixotic character who languishes on the faded dreams of his revolutionary past, the false hopes of his pride, and his one tangible asset, a fighting cock which has become a symbol for him and, indeed, for the whole town.
Led by Program/PR Assistant Evelyn Fischel, Saturday Samplers is a book discussion group dedicated to sampling various kinds of literature, including short stories, nonfiction, new and old novels, and even teen fiction. Its goal is to search out interesting, noteworthy, and sometimes overlooked books. Readers can find information about the group and about the books and authors on the reading list at http://saturdaysamplers.blogspot.com. No sign-up is needed to join the discussion. Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.